February 2021: The Relationships Issue

‘Tis the season of love … and relationships! In this month’s cover story, meet power couple Julia Rene and Zack Blakeney, Austin fitness influencers and motivators, not just for the community, but for each other. This month, we’re diving into relationships, not just between a couple, but between phones and relationships, one’s body and it’s signals, business partners and more.

 
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From The February 2021 Issue

February 1, 2021
Dr. Valluri thinks of her patients as family. With a sharp mind and careful responsibility, she keeps an attitude of doing whatever it takes to keep her patients healthy.  “This is a tough job...
February 1, 2021
“The most important relationship in your life is the relationship you have with yourself.” -Diane Von Furstenberg Our relationship with ourselves stems from recognizing a connection to our physical, mental and emotional state. Physical...
February 1, 2021
In the fitness world, there always seems to be a plethora of new products, tools and must-haves that become popular and then fade away with time. However, the whole-body vibration plate is one tool...
February 1, 2021
When AFM assigned Knockout Kickboxing for my February KMB feature, I immediately contacted a good friend and kickboxing coach, Jason Echols of Echols Fitness here in San Antonio, and asked if he would put...
February 1, 2021
As COVID-19 has hindered in-person functions and made it difficult to find ways to connect, the game of golf continues to be a great way to spend quality time with others outside. Working at...
February 1, 2021
Hello AFM, and welcome back to the Ambassador’s Corner.   We are coming to you with another review highlighting a couple of Austin’s best and brightest health and wellness professionals and continuing our aim to...
February 1, 2021
It’s that time of the year again — love is in the air and everyone is rushing to find the perfect date spot to celebrate Valentine’s Day with their significant other. Since things are...
February 1, 2021
As I was handed a small, festively wrapped box from under the Christmas tree, I was immediately curious as to what it could be. When I unwrapped the little box, I was intrigued by...
February 1, 2021
As we enter the month of February, it’s common to reflect on love and relationships and hold Valentine’s Day celebrations. It is also often a missed opportunity to reflect on one of the most...
February 1, 2021
Long-term healing requires awareness of and respect for root causes. A common mistake many make is simply chasing a symptom. Obsessing over a symptom leads one into a perilous journey and constant battle with...
February 1, 2021
While relationships come in a variety of forms, it’s imperative that each relationship dynamic possesses strong communication, a solid foundation and trust in order to succeed. Business relationships — particularly, business owners and co-owners...
February 1, 2021
The pandemic and lockdown may have changed the name of the dating game, but it’s also presented new challenges for couples. In some cases, the lockdown sped up relationships, prompting either engagements or breakups....
February 1, 2021
“Some people have a regular practice of making New Year resolutions — generally shattering them before January has hidden its cold head out of sight.” – Will Carleton The American poet, Will Carleton, lived...
February 1, 2021
When it comes to relationships, the connection a person has with themselves is the most important. This relationship is centered around how the body, mind and spirit are nurtured, nourished and challenged. With the...
February 1, 2021
Wife. Mom. Daughter. Instructor. Coach. Sister. Employee. Friend. Caretaker. And oh, yes, Me! Where does one find time to wear all the “hats” that life hands out? Iit seems every year brings a new...
February 1, 2021
Love is the core of our human experience. Throughout history, love has been the motive behind war and peace, acts of madness and grace. It has inspired countless folk tales, novels, songs and other...
February 1, 2021
Prep To Your Door is a time-saving subscription service that offers healthy, 100% organic, gluten-free and plant based, ready-to-eat meals. The meals are sourced primarily from local Texas farms, delivered in sustainable, zero-waste packaging...
February 1, 2021
Zack Blakeney and Julia Rene are the fit couple that is taking Instagram by storm. Their killer physiques and informative coaching styles have gained them both followers and recognition in the Austin fitness community,...
February 1, 2021
Smartphones accompany everyone, everywhere, all the time — to the gym, to work, to happy hour, while we’re eating and even to bed. For many, it’s the first thing one sees when they wake...
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